away in poughkeepsie

it got to be too much for hhh to commute back and forth to work (it's about 85 miles each way), so we decided to get a place on campus. we now have a cozy little one-bedroom where we can all stay. willa is super happy about that, since her love of vassar grass knows no bounds. this love is communicated through howling and incessant barking anytime we are within poughkeepsie city limits ("why can't we be outside ALL THE TIME?" she wants to know), which has probably (definitely) made us the bane of our neighbor's existence. 

 a view towards the back of the room. the sofa came from our home office and faces a really lovely but non-working fireplace.

a view towards the back of the room. the sofa came from our home office and faces a really lovely but non-working fireplace.

we moved up a few weeks ago, and the place is coming together. i'm of the belief that one should unpack ASAP, i.e., on the day you move. (boxes are the worst.)  we were able to bring a lot of the furniture from carroll street, and got a couple things from a friend's moving sale. that plus a trip to the poughkeepsie target (leaps beyond than the one at atlantic terminal...it's like they aren't even the same store) has us pretty much set up. the only thing left to do is to hang the photos! 

 i am incredibly excited about this conran console, which came from a clearance sale at jcpenny's. 

i am incredibly excited about this conran console, which came from a clearance sale at jcpenny's. 

 i was actually going for a minimalist look, but have had to resign myself to being just an aspiring minimalist (as long as i live with hhh anyway. he loves his clutter.).

i was actually going for a minimalist look, but have had to resign myself to being just an aspiring minimalist (as long as i live with hhh anyway. he loves his clutter.).

 a little black pig, some books, a projector (aka tv!), a philodendron. 

a little black pig, some books, a projector (aka tv!), a philodendron. 

 this is phil the philodendron. we got him at the greenhouse at  adam's fairacre farms .

this is phil the philodendron. we got him at the greenhouse at adam's fairacre farms.

 these cast iron windows are beautiful but don't really keep out the bugs. it's still a lovely view of trees and the lake.

these cast iron windows are beautiful but don't really keep out the bugs. it's still a lovely view of trees and the lake.

 art, which has yet to go up. and the fireplace! grafitti by  jon naar ,  "despair"  by yuji yamada.

art, which has yet to go up. and the fireplace! grafitti by jon naar, "despair" by yuji yamada.

 willa is sulking because i am taking photos of the apartment instead of romping through the great outdoors with her.

willa is sulking because i am taking photos of the apartment instead of romping through the great outdoors with her.

that's it for now. i'll be back eventually with the bedroom and kitchen. xoxo